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Which plant species bears the largest seed known to science ?

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Which plant species bears the largest seed known to science ?
posted Jun 22, 2015 by Aastha Joshi

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Lodoicea maldivica

The double coconut (Lodoicea maldivica) palm species bears the largest seed in the world. Coco de mer, the seed of the Lodoicea maldivica can reach about 12 inches (30 cm) long and weigh up to 25 kg. This unique species is also the longest surviving palm which can live for as long as 1,000 years. This rare tree can be found in only two of the 115 Seychelles islands. Recently, Scientists at the Indian Botanical Garden in West Bengal have carried out artificial pollination of the Lodoicea maldivica.

answer Jun 23, 2015 by Manikandan J
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